Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

Topic # 224345 14-Nov-2017 11:18
Send private message quote this post

Hi All, we keep our cat indoors at night so it keeps out of trouble. However the neighbours can't be bothered and one cat in particular needs to be sorted out. It hangs around certain areas and I suspect sprays as well. I'm not allowed by SWMBO to set a cat trap so am thinking about getting something like this:

 

https://www.maintracgroup.com/products/scare-sprinkler

 

Looking around there are a few options including this one which is solar charged, and others that just run on batteries. I'd like one that only activates at night so our own cat, or visitors at the front door don't get blasted!

 

Anybody tried one of these or have a better idea.

 

I repeat: I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

Cheers

 

JohnO


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
4790 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 890

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1900601 14-Nov-2017 12:24
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Just get a cat trap from Hirepool. it doesn't hurt the cat. You trap it and take it to the SPCA. Let the owner work out where it went. 

Or buy one of the traps. 

They don't hurt the cat at all.  





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900603 14-Nov-2017 12:25
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I'm with you LL, but not allowed to go that far. 

 

Yet.

 

 


 
 
 
 


196 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 33


  Reply # 1900610 14-Nov-2017 12:30
Send private message quote this post

kryptonjohn:

 

Hi All, we keep our cat indoors at night so it keeps out of trouble. However the neighbours can't be bothered and one cat in particular needs to be sorted out. It hangs around certain areas and I suspect sprays as well. I'm not allowed by SWMBO to set a cat trap so am thinking about getting something like this:

 

https://www.maintracgroup.com/products/scare-sprinkler

 

Looking around there are a few options including this one which is solar charged, and others that just run on batteries. I'd like one that only activates at night so our own cat, or visitors at the front door don't get blasted!

 

Anybody tried one of these or have a better idea.

 

I repeat: I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

Cheers

 

JohnO

 

 

 

 

Is SWMBO a government department? 




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900613 14-Nov-2017 12:32
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

She Who Must Be Obeyed.

 

IOW has more power than the govt.

 

 


562 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 229

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900623 14-Nov-2017 12:56
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

kryptonjohn:

 

I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

 

I hope you are joking.




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900626 14-Nov-2017 12:59
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

No joke, GBW. The pacifist faction (SWMBO) in coalition with the consumer faction (kids) has the upper hand over the revenue earning faction (me).

 

 


nas

274 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 138


  Reply # 1900627 14-Nov-2017 13:02
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

How about the novel approach of talking to your neighbour?




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900628 14-Nov-2017 13:03
Send private message quote this post

Tried that. He moaned about the cat driving him nuts meowing all night if locked in. Like I care!


38 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1900633 14-Nov-2017 13:12
Send private message quote this post

kryptonjohn:

 

 

 

Anybody tried one of these or have a better idea.

 

I repeat: I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

 

Like other poster said, you could try and talk to your neighbours. But suspect you will get mixed results on this.

 

Friends had a major problem with cats doing what they wanted in the veg garden! They got some very smelly anti cat pellet sprinkles from bunnings or  mitre 10 and spread where ever the cats were leaving deposits... Plus with spreading around coffee grounds and lemons (more natural), has worked very well. Cats do not like strong scents!

 

Also block of access ways under fences etc to stop their path in.

 

Cheers

 

Scott

 

 




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900636 14-Nov-2017 13:18
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Cat's are as nimble as monkeys - I think it's impossible to block them.

 

Neighbour's attitude is that it's not his problem. 

 

There are two areas in particular that I want to shoo the cats away from - the rear deck and the front carport - so unfortunately not suitable for scattering stuff around.


nas

274 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 138


  Reply # 1900637 14-Nov-2017 13:20
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Julian from Obsessive Vehicle Security did a DIY job, you could try something similar http://vehiclesecurity.co.nz/blog/the-kitten-blaster

 

 




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900638 14-Nov-2017 13:22
Send private message quote this post

Brilliant. I'd love to do something like that. Even better would be computer game styled turrets that could track moggies and deliver accurate directed blasts.

 

Unfortunately I have little spare time...

 

 


38 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1900640 14-Nov-2017 13:23
Send private message quote this post

nas:

 

Julian from Obsessive Vehicle Security did a DIY job, you could try something similar http://vehiclesecurity.co.nz/blog/the-kitten-blaster

 

 

That is very cool! Can feel a tech project with a raspberry pi brewing... Was going to suggest a well timed blast with the hose.




1094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Subscriber

  Reply # 1900641 14-Nov-2017 13:26
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

This guy set the bar high:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbkLjjlMV8

 

He has several must watch videos, especially for GZ tinkerers.

 

 


38 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1900656 14-Nov-2017 13:36
Send private message quote this post

kryptonjohn:

 

This guy set the bar high:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbkLjjlMV8

 

He has several must watch videos, especially for GZ tinkerers.

 

 

Brilliant!


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.